Position papers

Implement the Cork Declaration: solutions for and from mountain areas

Euromontana's recommendations following the presentation of the Cork Declaration.

Following the presentation of the Cork Declaration “A better life in rural areas” by the European Commission in September 2016, Euromontana publishes a position paper to provide some insights on its implementation.
Some initiatives are already underway, including those initiated by Euromontana and its members, and mountain areas can make a significant contribution to achieving the objectives of the Cork Declaration. However, further steps are needed to ensure its effectiveness.

This position paper includes:

  • Examples of initiatives already underway that contribute to improving life in rural and mountain areas in line with the Cork Declaration.
  • Recommendations to the European Commission to ensure a better implementation of the Declaration, in particular the adoption of a real action plan through a Rural Agenda.

Release date
2 February 2017

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